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What Happens when Water sits for too long?

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage occurs when you least expect it (shower overflows, hose gets left on, a pipe bursts), be prepared.

The age-old question, what happens when water damage sits for too long in a home or commercial property?

Basically, the worst. 

The First Hour

Water will spread throughout your home ruining paper goods, finishes on white furniture, and sometimes cause permanent staining on flooring. 

The First 24 Hours

In the first 24 hours after a water damage has occurred, drywall begins to swell and breakdown, an odor will begin to appear, usually musty or sour. The paint on the wall will begin to blister,  windows/doors begin to warp, metal can begin to rust, and mold can even start to grow on furniture and other surfaces. 

Forty-Eight Hours Later

The safety concerns for any one in the house increases drastically. Anyone who has a heightened sense of allergies or mold will become irritated and even sickly. The damage cost goes up by thousands and more property begins to breakdown and become unsalvageable. 

Water damage is not a friend to your home. Once water damage occurs, it is important to call for help to get the water cleaned up as quickly and efficiently as possible. Water damage experts are standing by, and at SERVPRO® of Pulaski & Laurel Counties— we are here to help 24/7 and 365!

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